Mantises are an order (Mantodea) of insects that contains over 2,400 species and about 430 genera in 15 families. The largest family is the Mantidae ("mantids"). Mantises have stereo vision.They locate their prey by sight; their compound eyes contain up to 10,000 ommatidia. A small area at the front called the fovea has greater visual acuity than the rest of the eye, and can produce the high resolution necessary to examine potential prey.
The mating season in temperate climates typically takes place in autumn, while in tropical areas, mating can occur at any time of the year. To mate following courtship, the male usually leaps onto the female's back, clasping her thorax and wing bases with his forelegs. He then arches his abdomen to deposit and store sperm in a special chamber near the tip of the female's abdomen.
It's called the "Praying" Mantis because it often stands in a pose that looks like it is praying. There are different types of Praying Mantises. They are often named after different areas of the world (like the Carolina Mantis, the European Mantis, and the Chinese Mantis), but many can be found all over the world.
Praying Mantiss use camouflage to hide from predators and sneak up on prey. Different species vary in color from dark brown to green. These colors allow them to blend into their natural surroundings such as tree bark or green plant leaves. They also can hold very still to appear part of a leaf or a tree.
The Praying Mantis is a carnivorous insect. This means it lives off of other animals not plants. It mostly lives off of other insects like flies and crickets, but some larger Praying Mantids may occasionally capture and eat a small reptile or bird.
Praying Mantids will usually live from spring to fall. The longest a Mantis will live is around 1 year. One of the strangest things about this insect is that the female will often eat the male and siblings will often eat each other. Are they endangered? Most species of the Praying Mantis are not endangered and many are kept as pets. They are also good to have in your yard as they will eat other insects.
Amazing facts about praying mantis: most praying mantis live in the tropics, mantises can turn their heads full a 180 degrees, female mantis eat male's head during their reproduction.
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE TEXT ABOVE!!!!
1.Why Praying Mantis had such a unique name that
A.Because They Like to Pray
B.Because someone prayed when they saw Mantises
C.Because Praying Mantis Poses like they are
D.Because A Legend long ago
2.How Do Praying Mantises Hide from their
A.They do not hide
B.They Camouflaged and mimic their enviroment
C.They dig a hole and got inside
D.They spray a distraction scent
3.What Kinds of food does Praying mantis eat?
A.They Are Carnivorous
B.They Are Herbivororus
C.They Eat Bacteria and other Microorganisms
D.They do not eat at all
4.How many degrees at maxed mantis can rotate
5.How do praying mantis locate their prey?
A.They use specific hormone
B.They use their hearings
C.They use their sight
D.They use electromagnetic wave
6.In what occasion do they become cannibalistic?
A.In a boring situation when they eat the same
thing every day